Dick Warburton says his personal views sceptical of climate change had no bearing on his review of the renewable energy target scheme.
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The tricky psychiatric diagnosis is getting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
As NASA’s New Horizons mission heads to Pluto, scientists could get an idea of what to expect by studying Triton, Neptune’s strange icy moon.
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The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
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US launches high-res photo satellite

The US has launched a satellite to take high resolution images of Earth, capable of capturing images of objects as small as half a metre across.

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